Awesome Ways to Spoil Your Loved One: Valentine’s Day Events in Cape Town
February is a wonderful time of the year, as the sweet scent of love fills the air. Both puppy and experienced love will be looking to spend a romantic evening doing something special. Whether you’re looking to watch a movie under the stars or have a candlelit dinner, this list of Valentine’s Day events will have something for everyone.
Valentine’s Day Events in Cape Town
Add a Little Sparkle at Vista Marina
Vista Marina adds sparkle to Valentine’s Day this February offering a decadent three-course set menu as designed by Thelma Francisco, owner and restaurateur. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Pongracz Desiderius bubbly, as well as a bottle of multi-award winning Deetlefs Chenin Blanc or Pinotage to accompany the meal.
Guests can enjoy the romantic evening with their significant other on the water’s edge with unsurpassed views of Table Mountain, while being serenaded by Ricky Botsis, as he performs classic covers from Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé.
Cost: R385 pp
Location: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Hours: Wed: 19h00
Contact: 021 814 4510
Celebrate the month of Love at Lanzerac
Lanzerac Wine Estate invites you to spoil that special person in your life with a visit to their idyllic estate, a romantic destination in its own right. With four exquisite Valentine’s offerings to choose from, the estate provides guests with a variety of uniquely tailored packages that are sure to delight.
Valentine’s offerings available to choose from include:
- The Lanzerac Valentine’s Wine Hamper
- The Wine & Dine with Lanzerac Package
- The Lanzerac Couple’s Escape Package
- The Spa Couple’s Retreat Package
Cost: dependent on the package
Location: 1 Lanzerac Rd, Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch
Hours: Wed-Sun: 09h00-16h30 (12-28 Feb 2018)
Contact: 021 887 1132
Constantia Glen Flirts with Fizz on Valentine’s Day
Let your love bubble over this Valentine’s Day at the picturesque Constantia Glen wine estate. Spend a romantic day on the estate, admiring the view of the towering mountains and blue skies, while sipping on a refreshing glasses of the Brut Rosé MCC. Guests will receive 50% off per bottle and glass. Keep the romance going by ending the day off the right way by enjoying an exquisite dinner.
Location: Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Wed: 10h00-18h00 | Thurs-Sun: 10h00-20h00
Contact: 021 795 6100
Cuddle-up for a Romantic Valentine’s Day at the President Hotel
The day of love and romance is just around the corner and the President Hotel invites guests to spoil their dates, this Valentine’s Day – 14 February – by ditching the old roses and box of chocolates, in favour of a delightful open-air silent cinema screening of “The Notebook”.
Location: 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 19h00-22h00
Contact: 021 434 8111
Delectable Dinner at Blanko
Show your love this Valentine’s Day with Blanko’s exclusive dinner offer. R450 per person includes an arrival drink, followed by three courses of gourmet perfection. Choose from an array of expertly prepared dishes such as Seared Scallops with Chorizo, Beef Fillet with Cauliflower Purée and White Chocolate Semi-freddo.
Location: Alphen Boutique Hotel, Constantia, Cape Town
Cost: R450 per person
Contact: +27 21 795 6300
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12h00-00h00
Gabriëlskloof goes French for its celebration of L’amour
Spoil the special someone one in your life and escape to the rural idyll of Gabriëlskloof. Enjoy a special three-course culinary feast at the famous Botriver wine and olive estate on Sunday, February 11. The Gabriëlskloof team has simply arranged its unfettered affair of music and lingering magic for the preceding Sunday.
Location: R43, Bot River
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-17h00 | Sat-: 10h00-15h00 | Tues: Closed
Contact: 028 284 9865
Gourmet Valentine’s Day Picnic at The Radisson Blu
Celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 14th February with an exclusive Valentines picnic for two at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. The hotel boasts a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean that you and your beau can enjoy while tucking into a delicious picnic. The picnic includes a mouth-watering selection of tasty dishes, to be enjoyed with a bottle of Protea Wine by Anthonij Rupert.
Cost: R745 per couple
Location: Granger Bay Boulevard, Granger Bay, Cape Town.
Hours: Wed: 18h30-22h00
Contact: 021 441 3000
Let your Valentine’s Story Unfold at The Table Bay
This Valentine’s Day, Sun International’s The Table Bay gives couples the chance to write their own Valentine’s story – by choosing from one of five delicious offerings. Couples can determine how their story amazing day unfolds, from cocktails to dinner to high tea or even a stay-over. The stunning setting boasts a jaw-dropping view of the harbour and with Table Mountain providing the backdrop, the scene is set for romance.
- Oysters and Bubbly at the Union Bar and terrace from 17h00 – R295 per person.
- Valentines Tasting Plate with a Pomegranate Martini from 17h00– R 220 per person.
- Valentine’s dinner at Camissa Brasserie, 18h30 to 22h00 – R250 per person.
- Decadent dessert at Camissa Brasserie, 18h30 to 22h00 – R85 per person.
- Valentine’s inspired high tea in the Lounge, 14h00 to 15h30 or 16h00 to 17h30 – R350 per person.
Location: 6, W Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront
Hours: Wed: 14h00-22h00
Contact: 021 406 5000 / +27 21 406 5988
Ramp Up The Romance at Nederburg On Valentine’s Day
Nederburg is set to seduce lovers and tantalise taste buds this Valentine’s Day with fabulous wine, sexy food and acoustic musical entertainment. All carefully devised to turn up the romance to the highest setting. The winery’s manor house restaurant, The Red Table, has a host of offerings available, from a three-course dinner with musical entertainment, to picnics and tapas.
The Alfresco experience
For those who prefer a unique Valentine’s experience, from Tuesday, 13 February to Friday, 16 February, The Red Table is also planning special picnic baskets of tasty delights served under the shady trees.
Cost: 370 per couple | 550 for the al fresco experience
Location: Sonstraal Rd, Paarl,
Hours: Monday – Friday: 08h00-17h00 | Saturday – Sunday: 10h00-16h00
Contact: 021 862 3104
Sprinkle some Valentine’s Love with Polkadraai & Popcorn
To commemorate the month of love, Stellenbosch Hills has created the perfect couple – enter Polkadraai & Popcorn! For Valentine’s month only, the light-hearted winery has put together a special pairing of its colourful and fun-loving Polkadraai range of wines, paired with delicious, gourmet-flavoured popcorn.
Location: c/o R310 & Vlottenburg Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch
Hours: Mon-Wed: 09h00-17h00 (For the whole month)
Contact: 021 881 3828
Month-long Valentine’s inspired offerings at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
This February, treat that someone special in your life to a delectable Valentine’s inspired experience at Anthonij Rupert Wyne, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Enjoy a High Tea for Two at the historic Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, which boasts panoramic views of the estate and mountains. Included in your experience is a glass of L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV. The High Tea offering is normally available for a minimum of four guests, so be sure not to miss this limited offer experience for two.
The much loved L’Ormarins MCC and Nougat Pairing couldn’t be more apt for a Valentine’s inspired celebration, which is why, during the month of February, you’re able to enjoy two bespoke tastings for the price of one.
Cost: R60 per couple during February.
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10h00-17h00
Contact: 021 874 9074
Picnic at beautiful Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard
When it comes to picturesque settings, you’ll be hard-pressed to find views more breath-taking than at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard in Franschhoek. With the summer sunshine lighting up the landscape, why limit romantic celebrations to just February 14th? There’s no better time to whisk your partner away to the Winelands, grab a gourmet picnic basket and find a hidden spot in the extensive grounds just for two.
The signature ‘Miko Basket’ showcases a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie, freshly prepared salads and dishes including homemade haddock fishcakes with tartar sauce and zucchini fritters with smoked tomato aioli. Keep your loved one sweet with a dark chocolate and cranberry torte with salted caramel sauce and a selection of Malva truffles with rose mulberries to share. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a glass of fine wine, so just let the team know if you’d prefer a bottle of Mont Rochelle Red or White to toast the occasion.
Why not pull out all the stops and treat your other half to an overnight stay in one of Mont Rochelle’s stunning 26 bedrooms or suites? Offering relaxation paired with superb culinary experiences and outstanding wines, there’s no better destination for a lovers retreat. Rates start from ZAR 6,600 per room, per night and include daily breakfast and a complimentary wine tasting. For bookings please call T: +37 (0) 11 325 4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: The Miko Basket is priced at R520 and picnics are available daily.
Contact: o21 876 2770
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